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Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Gordon B.11
Explorer | Level 3

I hope that I have the correct forum for this question:

 

I am new to Mac (MacBook Pro); in Windows I have traditionally assigned file storage locations for Excel and Word to Dropbox so that I can have access to same on two other computers.

 

Recently, I downloaded Office 365 for Mac to use on my new machine.  I don't seem to be able to find a way to assign Dropbox as the location for my Excel/Word files.  Is this a designed move on the part of Microsoft?  Should I be using an earlier version of Office that permits this assiggnment?  Very frustrating.

 

Gordon

Houston, TX

 

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Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Nate_C
Super User

On Office 365 for Mac, I think it does default to storing in Microsoft's cloud. When you go to save a file, there is a button at the bottom left corner "On My Mac" that allows you to choose a local folder, such as your Dropbox folder.

 

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Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Nate_C
Super User

On Office 365 for Mac, I think it does default to storing in Microsoft's cloud. When you go to save a file, there is a button at the bottom left corner "On My Mac" that allows you to choose a local folder, such as your Dropbox folder.

 

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Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Louise T.6
Explorer | Level 3

I am unable to open a file from Dropbox online in my Word 365 (2016) on Macbook. Adding a place does not seem to allow me to add Dropbox.

I can open files stored in my laptop Dropbox folder as suggested in the response above but not open files in Dropbox online. Frustrating as Word online from Dropbox is not user friendly.

Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Mark
Super User II
That is a complaint you need to take up with Microsoft I'm afraid as it is only them who can code new things in like that. They themselves have explicitly not included Dropbox and its them who need to add it.

 


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Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Jon16
Explorer | Level 4

When I click the 'On My Mac' button, all I get are local files on my Mac i.e. not Dropbox.  Do I have to add Dropbox to my Mac and then add Dropbox to Excel?

Re: Using Dropbox for files in Office 365

Nate_C
Super User

Hello Jon,

Yes, you will need to install the Dropbox client in order to browse to those files within Excel. When you install the Dropbox client, it downloads your files so that they are local on your Mac. Then, when you open Excel and go to "On My Mac", you can browse to the Excel file you want to open. The Dropbox client will make sure that any edits you make will be synced back to the Dropbox website and any other devices you install Dropbox on.

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